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Asparagus! Stalking the American Life



 
Volume 42
Taking on fast food, free trade and the U.S. drug war, these indomitable Michiganders struggle to find creative ways to save their livelihood and their beloved roots. This fascinating, award-winning film, called oddly brilliant by New York Magazine, unveils the complex connections between community identity, farming, politics and trade.
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Our friends in Michigan are having a tough time. Not only are thousands of union members out of work, the government is helping other countries grow asparagus as part of the war on drugs, creating unfair competition for farmers in Oceana County, once the Asparagus Capital of the World. But Michigan farmers are not giving up! Taking on fast food, free trade and the U.S. drug war, these indomitable Michiganders struggle to find creative ways to save their livelihood and their beloved roots. This fascinating, award-winning film, called oddly brilliant by New York Magazine, unveils the complex connections between community identity, farming, politics and trade.

On This DVD:
Asparagus! Stalking the American Life: Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly (53 minutes)
A Growing Season: Robert Waldeck & Paul Eichhorn (50 minutes)

Asparagus! Stalking the American Life Trailer
A Growing Season Trailer

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